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2017 Annual Grant Lowery Lecture on C...

2017 Annual Grant Lowery Lecture on Children’s Rights
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16th Annual Grant Lowery Lecture on C...

16th Annual Grant Lowery Lecture on Children’s Rights
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Bob Rae- Building Hope for First Nati...

Bob Rae- Building Hope for First Nation’s Children
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April 26th, 2011 – The "Be...

April 26th, 2011 – The "Best Interests of The Child": A Promise Broken
This year’s Lowery Lecturer is Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and part time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She is an advocate for the rights of women and girls caught in the criminal justice system, for example, Ashley Smith, the young woman whose life ended t [...]

On May 13th, 2010 Christopher Alexand...

On May 13th, 2010 Christopher Alexander will present DCI-Canada's 11th Annual Lowery Lecture- The Children of Afghanistan: Protection, Education and the Challenge of Peace
Defence for Children International- Canada Presents:   Christopher Alexander “The Children of Afghanistan: Protection, Education and the Challenge of Peace”   Afghanistan has one of the youngest populations on earth, with 65% or more of school age or below.  While huge strides have been made in restoring the education sector, w [...]

On Monday, June 8, 2009, Cindy Blacks...

On Monday, June 8, 2009, Cindy Blackstock will present this year's Lowery Lecture on Children's Rights
IS THIS OUR CANADA? 10th ANNUAL LOWERY LECTURE ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS Cindy Blackstock will focus on the rights of Aboriginal children in Canada when she delivers this year’s Lowery Lecture on Children’s Rights on Monday, June 8, 2009, in Toronto. Ms. Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family [...]

Government must work to eradicate pro...

Government must work to eradicate problem of child soldiers: Dallaire
TORONTO, April 23, 2006—Romeo Dallaire will deliver Defence for Children International’s Lowery Lecture in Toronto on Thursday, May 18. In it he will make a passionate call for all Canadians to face their failures in places like Rwanda and other countries where hundreds of thousands of children – some as young as eight years old – are abduct [...]

Media coverage of youth and children ...

Media coverage of youth and children simplistic and abusive, says prominent Canadian radio host
TORONTO, May 19, 2005—Children are the only people other than prisoners whose rights are denied by legislation, says Michael Enright, host of CBC’s Sunday Edition. Society is able to limit youth freedoms so drastically because the media paints a contradictory and simplistic picture of youth. “They are either angels or villains: w [...]

This year’s Lowery Lecture will explo...

This year’s Lowery Lecture will explore the hidden harm in the ‘protection’ of children
Toronto, May 25, 2004—In Canada, the methods and rhetoric of child protection, even the words we use to describe childhood, conceal discriminatory attitudes that harm children, according to Toronto lawyer Jeffery Wilson. Speaking on “The Language of Childhood, the Politics of Repression,” Wilson will challenge our language and assumptions at [...]

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